News

OSU Extension Service and agricultural research news

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) department writes news releases about OSU’s agricultural research as well as the various programs offered by the university’s Extension Service. Below is an archive of these stories as well as a list of stories published in the media about Extension. You’ll also find gardening advice articles written by EESC. Contact our media liaisons.

Recent News Stories

August 31, 2004

The Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Food Bank have joined forces in a new stronger partnership to put more nutrition education on the front lines in Oregon’s battle against hunger.

August 30, 2004

Oregon State University researchers are helping to develop new markets for Oregon sardines.

August 27, 2004

DEET can pose health risks if you fail to follow label instructions, says a toxicologist at OSU's Agricultural Experiment Station.

August 26, 2004

OSU scientists find that local albacore tuna is low in mercury and high in healthy oils.

August 23, 2004

"Wildfire in Oregon" provides up-to-date information about wildfire prevention, news about current fires, and recovery after fire.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.